Supporting the Supporters

Supporting the Supporters

Contributing Writer Walt Pickut ‘‘Everyone can be a philanthropist,” John Lasher, Executive Director of the Community Foundation of Warren County (CFWC), told the Jamestown Gazette last week. Warren Gives is an innovative project that started in 2013 by recognizing the generosity and community spirit of Warren County residents. “That first year we raised $146,194 for area […]

“The Birth and Death of Stars”

“The Birth and Death of Stars”

Contributing Writer Walt Pickut Martz/Kohl Board of Directors Everybody knows that storks bring baby children, but where do baby stars come from? And how about the black holes that glide through the universe devouring them? The public is invited to come to the Martz-Kohl Observatory, 176 Robin Hill Road in Frewsburg on Wednesday evening, May […]

Hands On Jamestown Returns

Hands On Jamestown Returns

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut “This is going to be a transformational summer for Jamestown,” Kristy Kathman, Deputy Director of the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation (JRC) told the Gazette last week. “With the grand opening of the National Comedy Center this summer, the renovation of the Reg Lenna Center For The Arts, the Winter Garden Plaza […]

Meat or Poison?

Meat or Poison?

“One man’s meat is another man’s poison.” It is an old proverb that is rarely disputed. In fact, it has often come to the rescue of a child “encouraged” by well-meaning parents to eat his broccoli, Brussels sprouts and chicken livers. Some give credit – or blame – to the Roman poet Lucretius for first […]

Finger lickin’

Finger lickin’

OK, I guess you can’t help people handling and squeezing fruit and veggies in the produce aisle. I’ll cook them anyway. But last week I watched a lady touch just about every donut, cruller and fritter in the baked goods cabinet. Then she actually licked her fingers before deciding which to buy. I decided I […]

A Diet to Save a Lake

A Diet to Save a Lake

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut “Chautauqua Lake is an overfed lake,” John Jablonski told the 2018 season’s last GreenUp Jamestown convocation on Tuesday night, May 1. “If we continue to feed it, it will continue to have problems.” The meeting at St. Luke’s Church hosted one more standing-room-only crowd of residents from all across Chautauqua […]

Comedy

Comedy

How many ways can you laugh? There’s a belly laugh, a giggle and a chuckle. How about a cackle, a snicker or a snort? And when you were a kid, I bet there was even one kind of laughing called, “I laughed so hard soda came out my nose!” Every kind of laugh has one […]

Don’t Fence Me In

Don’t Fence Me In

One season now lasts all year long. It’s the politics season when at the drop of a single opinion people decide they know everything you think. If you express approval about one single government policy, people assume you love everything that policy maker does, you hate everything and everybody else with a different opinion, and […]

Bridges

Bridges

The longest bridge in the world is 102.4 miles long. It took 10,000 workers and just 4 years to build. It’s in China,  a railroad bridge called the Danyang–Kunshan Grand Bridge. The world’s longest highway bridge, a six-lane elevated expressway, is 34-miles, the Bang Na in Thailand. It contains more than 9 billion 500 million […]

The 100-Year Facelift

Rebuilding Jamestown’s Historic Bridge

The 100-Year Facelift

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut Jamestown’s Main Street Bridge started its 100-year facelift 2 years early on Monday, April 2, 2018. The picturesque stone arch bridge over the Chadakoin River was completed to great fanfare in 1920. Its design is one of the oldest in history. Some stone arch bridges built by the Romans and […]

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